Monday, September 19, 2011

Student Teaching

I am teaching at Springville High School this semester and so far it has been a lot of fun. I teach Health and help with PE/Jogging/Advanced Conditioning classes. Today was my first day teaching the whole lesson in Health on my own and of course I have a cold and felt awful but nothing that a Sprite from the drive-thru at the Mexican restaurant on the corner and a huge pack of crackers can't fix. I think it went pretty well. It was about Communication and we had a lot of fun. My mentor teacher was still in the back of the classroom but she didn't say anything during class and made the students ask me their questions. It was crazy actually being the teacher and I am so excited for when my mentor teacher doesn't have to observe anymore. I really really like her but it will be nice when it really is my own classroom. The students were pretty good but I will say that we will be changing the seating chart next class. Mostly just boys and girls flirting with each other all throughout class. I guess there's not a whole lot you can do about the flirting but they did take notes and participate and for the most part they were very respectful of each other. More to come, especially since I promised Randi who is on her mission good stories so I might as well let all of you in on the good stuff too. Oh and I get to go to a state-wide workshop tomorrow which I am really excited about.

Oh and I definitely bought a Spirit shirt both to show some school pride and to not have to get completely dressed up on Fridays. We have gone to 2 of their football games and let's just hope they improve.

*I would have included a first day of school picture but Jeff leaves before I do in the mornings and this morning was not pretty when I was feeling awful before school so I didn't let him take one. Maybe a second day of teaching picture will be posted soon. 


  1. I loveeeee this post! I'm so excited for you!

  2. That is so exciting! I'd be lying if I said I wasn't checking your blog to see when you'd post about teaching :) So glad it's going well!